An update from Dr Rupert Suckling - 19 February

Our latest data across all age groups shows our current infection rate is 187.6 per 100,000 for the week between 6th - 12th February.

Over the past week we have seen the rates across the borough fluctuate quite a lot, seeing slight increases on some days. Although monitoring numbers is important to understand how we are doing, it is also vital that we understand the context behind these numbers.

What we are currently seeing across Doncaster is a number of localised and controlled outbreaks across workplaces. The new 'Kent' strain is now the dominant virus across the borough and this means that outbreaks will become more likely due to how transmissible this virus is.

We are working closely with businesses across Doncaster to look at how they can make workplaces as safe as possible, this includes accessing asymptomatic testing for their staff and ensuring strong policies around things such as social distancing and hand hygiene are in place.

As we prepare for the Prime Minister's road map announcement next week, it has never been more important that we follow the basics and do all we can to keep case numbers as low as possible locally.

Together, let’s keep doing everything we can to make a difference. 

Let’s Do it for Doncaster.

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Last updated: 19 February 2021 16:18:00